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    October 10-11, 2019 Girls’ Night Out and A Day Off

    October 10-11, 2019

    Girls' Night Out & A Day Off 
    EncounteredHeart Ministries International

    Presenting: “Where His Light Was”

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    Enjoy a unique time of worshiping the Lord through Dance. EncounteredHeart uses dance and the arts to reach their local communities as well as abroad.

    Come for the evening and stay overnight where you will enjoy Dance performances; Audience participation dance mini-workshops for ‘any body’; and the popular "Chesapeake Stage Artist Chat" session to include Dancer’s Testimonies of God’s Transformative power in their life.
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    “Faith through Dance as a Form of Worship”

    Thursday evening - Friday morning (or Thursday evening only is called Girls' Night Out)

    Check in any time after 4 pm.
    Take a walk, do some shopping, chat with all your friends!

    Start your evening with a delicious dinner buffet in the Water's Edge Dining Room. Then relax in the Chesapeake Auditorium for a time of entertainment, worship and laughter!

    Spend the night in the Chesapeake Lodge and relax over breakfast in the Water's Edge Dining Room. Fellowship with your sisters in Christ... devotions and "girlfriend time" with the Girls' Night Out special guests... and take some time to connect with God before heading home for the busy weekend!



    “Where His Light Was” | Dance and the dancers’ testimonies will be interwoven in this evening dance presentation. Dance is used to explore how God has been faithful in their lives and to share that hope and healing with those encountered. 

    Artist Chat - Behind the Scenes | Get to know the heart of the dance Company as Andrea facilitates an informal Q&A with Company leadership and members. 

    Dance & Faith | Join us for a time of sharing from Encountered Heart about the intersection of faith and dance, as well as time to explore and experience how YOU can use dance as a form of worship, too. You will get to try basic dance movement and use it in the context of worship. This session is for Everyone - dancers and non-dancers alike! Company members will move throughout the room in encouragement. 

    Simple Movement | Sometimes it is hard to know where to start when it comes to dancing! We can feel awkward and weird if we have never used our bodies in this way before. This portion of our time will be about learning a variety of simple movements that can stretch and challenge our bodies and make us feel more comfortable with movement. 

    Worship & Prayer | This time will be dedicated to learning how to apply the simple movement that we have learned in a worshipful way. The Bible talks about a variety of positions in which people worship and pray: standing, kneeling, prostrate, with their hands raised, shouting, etc. We will get to explore this idea with our own movement!

    Holy Stretch - The idea behind a "holy stretch" is a quieting of our bodies and minds to listen to the Holy Spirit. We will go through a series of simple stretches and postures that focus our hearts and minds on worship, prayer, and communion with the Lord.



    Thursday Dinner Menu

    Coho salmon with citrus buerre blanc
    Grilled chicken with apricot sauce
    Wild rice pilaf with cranberries
    Gnocchi with spinach and roasted red peppers
    Roasted butternut squash
    Green bean almondine
    Dinner rolls
    Layered lemon-chiffon cake
    Chocolate cake with raspberry sauce